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Is bioenergy expansion harmful to wildlife?

Despite the predicted environmental benefits of biofuels, converting land to grow bioenergy crops may harm native wildlife. Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig have developed a way to ...

dateApr 03, 2012 in Ecology
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Much warmer than the worst-case scenario?

According to a new study, it could become much warmer towards the end of the century than originally anticipated. The study has found that the average temperatures calculated are much higher than the IPCC’s ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Environment
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UN: Deaths up from cancer, diabetes, heart disease

(AP) -- Nearly two-thirds of deaths in the world are caused by noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease which are rapidly increasing at a cost to the global economy of trillions of dollars, ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Health
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Scientists document salamander decline in Central America

The decline of amphibian populations worldwide has been documented primarily in frogs, but salamander populations also appear to have plummeted, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, ...

dateFeb 09, 2009 in
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Helping feed the world without polluting its waters

(PhysOrg.com) -- A growing global population has lead to increasing demands for food. Farmers around the world rely, at least in part on phosphorus-based fertilizers in order to sustain and improve crop yields. But the overuse ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Environment
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Far more displaced by disasters than conflict

Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued ...

dateSep 17, 2014 in Environment
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Jellyfish exterminator robot developed

A team led by KAIST Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Professor Hyeon Myeong has just finished testing the cooperative assembly robot for jellyfish population control, named JEROS, in the field.

dateSep 27, 2013 in Ecology
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Miscanthus adapts

An article in the current issue of Global Change Biology Bioenergy finds that natural populations of Miscanthus are promising candidates as second-generation energy sources because they have genetic variation that may in ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in Biotechnology
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